Posts Tagged ‘proposals’

UK Government confirms £250 million City Deal for Aberdeen

Comments Off | 01-28-2016

The deal will see UK government, Scottish government and local authorities work together to invest in future of north-east Scotland
major financial injection includes boost for innovation and diversification in the oil and gas industry
Prime Minister to visit Aberdeen later and announce further measures to support the sector

The agreement will be Scotland’s second UK City

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Measures to introduce mandatory right to work checks on taxi and private hire drivers

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

The proposals mean licensing authorities must conduct checks on applicants to ensure they are in the UK lawfully, and that they have permission to work before granting a licence.
Under the plans, driver and operator licences can’t be issued for a period any longer than the length of a person’s permission to live and work in

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Picketing code to be updated to tackle intimidation

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

A series of proposals, including a new criminal offence for unlawful picketing, were consulted on over the summer.
The 8-week consultation, ‘Tackling intimidation of non-striking workers’, found evidence of people being intimidated by individuals on picket lines and as well as use of social media to intimidate workers who have chosen not to strike.
Having analysed almost

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Details of £1.8 billion Midlands’ roads plan

Comments Off | 09-29-2015

The investment will see improvements and repairs along a series of motorways and A roads between now and 2021, giving road users simpler, faster and more reliable journeys. It will also boost the area’s economy and help to bring the country closer together.
The work is part of the government’s ‘Road Investment Strategy’ to triple levels

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Poole local authority school improvement inspection

Comments Off | 09-29-2015

The aim of these inspections is to assess the contribution of local authorities to improving education in England. Inspectors examine the effectiveness of local authorities’ statutory duty to promote high standards in schools and among other providers so that children and young people achieve well and fulfil their potential.
Ofsted carried out an inspection of the

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Roads Minister sees plans for investment in the north

Comments Off | 09-29-2015

Roads Minister Andrew Jones will visit Carlisle and Newcastle upon Tyne today, Monday 28 September 2015, to discuss proposals to create a new dual carriageway to link Cumbria to the north east.
Last week Highways England appointed a joint venture led by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to undertake a study which will examine the case for turning

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Multi-million pound fund for cities to take driving seat in green car revolution

Comments Off | 12-31-2014

Local authorities are invited to bid for a share of the £35 million go ultra low city scheme which they can use in a range of ways to support ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), such as installing charge-points for electric cars and introducing low emission zones.
Other measures they can use the fund for include changing planning rules

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£7 million for new approaches to flexible manufacturing

Comments Off | 11-8-2014

If you’re a business looking for funding in the area of flexible manufacturing, Innovate UK is investing up to £7 million in a collaborative research and development competition. This is co-funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The aim of the competition is to encourage innovations that will enable UK manufacturers to react quickly and

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Farmers get £62 million yearly boost as tractor weight and speed limits increased

Comments Off | 10-20-2014

Britain’s farmers will get a bumper harvest as the government slashes red tape to boost tractor weight and speed limits, Transport Minister Claire Perry has announced.
The government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speedsand heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government has also committed to develop detailed proposals for a roadworthiness test

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Cyber defence funding worth £2 million available to suppliers

Comments Off | 08-21-2014

The automating cyber defence responses competition is looking for proof-of-concept research proposals for tools and techniques that support the planning and carrying out of automated responses to threats to Ministry of Defence (MOD) systems. An automated cyber defence response includes collecting information, identifying the attack, analysing potential courses of action and then responding.
The total funding

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